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Running back PPR rankings for Week 7 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR running backs going in Week 7 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

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Final injury report

Out: Joe Mixon (foot), Tyler Ervin (wrist), Raheem Mostert (ankle)

Doubtful: None

Questionable: Aaron Jones (calf), Justin Jackson (knee), Jeffery Wilson (calf)

Thursday Injury Report

Darrell Henderson missed practice on Thursday, but since the game is on Monday night, there’s still time for him to get some practice in. Kareem Hunt and Justin Jackson have been limited in practice, so it’s worth keeping an eye on them, but I don’t think we have to be overly concerned. Raheem Mostert hasn’t been put on I.R., but he hasn’t practiced this week and shouldn’t be available. Jeff Wilson, Ja’Mycal Hasty and Jerrick McKinnon will all get chances in his absence.

It will be important to track is the status of Bucs-Raiders. The game was moved out of Sunday Night Football to an afternoon time slot. Concern over a potential need to postpone the game due to Covid-19 caused the move, so there is a chance Josh Jacobs and Ronald Jones could end up being out this week if more positive tests emerge.

Wednesday injury report

This week opens with a Thursday Night Football contest featuring injury replacements on both sides. Boston Scott is replacing Miles Sanders for at least this week, and maybe more depending on the latter’s recovery from a knee injury. Devonta Freeman has taken over starting duties for Saquon Barkley and will likely finish the season as the starter. Joe Mixon is the biggest question heading into the weekend and will be a name to track the remaining two days of practice.

DNP: Joe Mixon (foot)
Limited: Kareem Hunt (ribs)
Full: Leonard Fournette (ankle)


Week 7 brought us the return of King Henry, as he rushed for 212 yards and two touchdowns while catching two passes for 52 more yards. Henry had started finding the end zone again, but we hadn’t seen the big plays yet and now we have. Henry has two touchdowns in each of his last three games. He’s back on track for a touchdown per game.

This week was great for Kenyan Drake, who went off against the Cowboys, but still looked pedestrian doing so. I’d trade Drake as fast as possible.

Ronald Jones and D’Andre Swift looked great last week and are both players I’d be very happy to have rostered moving forward.

Injury news

Raheem Mostert is out for 3-4 weeks, which will give Jeff Wilson, Jerick McKinnon and Ja’Mycal Hasty the work this week against the Rams.

Miles Sanders will miss the Thursday game against the Giants. Boston Scott is his main backup and will lead the running back committee in Week 7.

Melvin Gordon will return after missing Week 6 with strep throat. He will get a good matchup with the Chiefs.

Bye weeks

Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins

We won’t have Dalvin Cook, Jonathan Taylor, Mark Ingram or Myles Gaskin to kick around this week. Cook and Ingram both need the bye to get healthy, so they get pretty lucky this week.

Streaming options

Justin Jackson, Chargers

Jackson was the preferred back against the Saints before the Chargers bye week. The situation is fluid, but I expect Jackson to hold the nominal lead at the position and he gets a good matchup with the Jaguars.

D’Andre Swift, Lions

Swift had a big game last week, but was still very much part of a committee. The hope is that he’ll see a big snap share moving forward after his strong Week 6. He is also the preferred third-down back, and the Falcons offense looked worlds better with Julio Jones healthy. They should be able to points up on this Lions defense and that means we could see more receiving work for Swift as well.

Running back PPR rankings for Week 7

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Derrick Henry TEN vs KC
2 Jonathan Taylor IND @ SF
3 Alvin Kamara NO @ SEA
4 Aaron Jones GB vs WAS
5 Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR vs DET
6 Joe Mixon CIN @ BAL
7 Damien Harris NE vs NYJ
8 Leonard Fournette TB vs CHI
9 Josh Jacobs LV vs PHI
10 D'Andre Swift DET @ LAR
11 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL @ MIA
12 Darrel Williams KC @ TEN
13 Chuba Hubbard CAR @ NYG
14 Elijah Mitchell SF vs IND
15 James Conner ARI vs HOU
16 Miles Sanders PHI @ LV
17 Chase Edmonds ARI vs HOU
18 Antonio Gibson WAS @ GB
19 Devontae Booker NYG vs CAR
20 Mike Davis ATL @ MIA
21 Javonte Williams DEN @ CLE
22 D'Ernest Johnson CLE vs DEN
23 Alex Collins SEA vs NO
24 Melvin Gordon III DEN @ CLE
25 Damien Williams CHI @ TB
26 Michael Carter NYJ @ NE
27 Myles Gaskin MIA vs ATL
28 J.D. McKissic WAS @ GB
29 AJ Dillon GB vs WAS
30 Khalil Herbert CHI @ TB
31 Devonta Freeman BAL vs CIN
32 Rhamondre Stevenson NE vs NYJ
33 Mark Ingram II HOU @ ARI
34 Jamaal Williams DET @ LAR
35 David Johnson HOU @ ARI
36 Kenneth Gainwell PHI @ LV
37 Sony Michel LAR vs DET
38 Le'Veon Bell BAL vs CIN
39 Kenyan Drake LV vs PHI
40 Ty Johnson NYJ @ NE
41 Ronald Jones II TB vs CHI
42 Nyheim Hines IND @ SF
43 Salvon Ahmed MIA vs ATL
44 Demetric Felton CLE vs DEN
45 Trey Sermon SF vs IND
46 Jeremy McNichols TEN vs KC
47 Latavius Murray BAL vs CIN
48 Giovani Bernard TB vs CHI
49 Rashaad Penny SEA vs NO
50 DeeJay Dallas SEA vs NO
51 Malcolm Brown MIA vs ATL
52 Ty'Son Williams BAL vs CIN
53 Samaje Perine CIN @ BAL
54 Tevin Coleman NYJ @ NE
55 Phillip Lindsay HOU @ ARI
56 Royce Freeman CAR @ NYG
57 Marlon Mack IND @ SF
58 Jaret Patterson WAS @ GB
59 Jerick McKinnon KC @ TEN
60 Chris Evans CIN @ BAL
61 Elijhaa Penny NYG vs CAR
62 Brandon Bolden NE vs NYJ
63 Travis Homer SEA vs NO
64 Kyle Juszczyk SF vs IND
65 Ty Montgomery NO @ SEA
66 Kylin Hill GB vs WAS
67 Wayne Gallman Jr. ATL @ MIA
68 Saquon Barkley NYG vs CAR
69 Artavis Pierce CHI @ TB
70 Dwayne Washington NO @ SEA
71 Peyton Barber LV vs PHI
72 Jalen Richard LV vs PHI
73 Jonathan Ward ARI vs HOU
74 Gary Brightwell NYG vs CAR
75 Boston Scott PHI @ LV
76 Rex Burkhead HOU @ ARI
77 Alec Ingold LV vs PHI
78 Patrick Ricard BAL vs CIN